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Research the Labor Market

New Jersey is Open for Business

New Jersey's labor market growth is stronger than ever, fueled by an abundance of talent in sought-after industry sectors such as advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, green and sustainable technologies, and information technology. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development publishes up-to-date research and data on job growth, industry trends, and employment statistics, and businesses use this information to make data-driven decisions about hiring, expansion opportunities, and more.

Labor Market Information Update - September 2017

This monthly publication features data and charts on total employment, employment change, labor force participation, jobs in demand, and more. Data is available by county and industry.

Download the current Labor Market Information Update

Local Employment Dynamics

OnTheMap (OTM) and OnTheMap for Emergency Management provide detailed maps showing where people work and workers live, with companion reports on worker ages, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.

View employment dynamics

Labor Force Estimates

This directory provides estimates of the New Jersey labor force for Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs), labor areas, counties, and municipalities. The data items include monthly estimates of labor force, employment, unemployment volume, and unemployment rates for the historical and current year. These estimates are produced by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Comparable labor force data for the United States is available from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Review labor force estimates